Major Upgrades Begin Here!

A project log for Monoprice Select Mini Maximum 3D Printer Mods

Low/zero cost upgrades for the Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer.

us-water-rocketsU.S. Water Rockets 03/24/2017 at 00:410 Comments

At this point we've gone about as far as we can to make the stock MPSM as good as we can on a shoestring budget. At this point we want to do some more extensive modifications but we still want to keep the price reasonable, so what we do will be low cost. We've just lifted the artificial cap of $199 for the printer and all mods combined which we self-imposed when we started.

Over the past few months, we've done over 20 modifications to a second Monoprice Select Mini that we purchased on the used market. We've taken the stock mini and added about $50 in upgrades to it and as you can see from the photo below, we had spectacular results.

This was done on the same printer with the same filament at the same cura settings (except for a tiny difference in layer height due to different Z-axis thread pitch). You can see what a difference it makes!

In the coming weeks, we will be releasing the files and instructions for these modifications, and will begin featuring some upgrade instruction videos on our YouTube channel! We hope you can make use of these upgrades for your own mini, or just to learn about making your own upgrades for another printer. Be sure and follow this project, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and follow us on thingiverse at where we will be publishing the files!